Jone Illi and Eloita L, photo Satu Pirinen

Jone Illi is a talent like perhaps never seen before in Finland. Jone won the European Championships in juniors at the age of 15 last year. And over 30 other international classes. This year he was invited to compete in CHIO Aachen in the young riders classes, and he thanked by becoming third in the 140 final. Just behind Thibault Philippaerts and Thibeau Spits.”It was a great feeling to ride into the arena. I do want to compete here again”, enjoyed Jone Illi the special Aachen atmosphere.

In support of his journey forward Helsinki International Horse Show made him the Ambassador of Helsinki. The Longines FEI World Cup qualifier supports Jone in competing and training. And Jone will be seen at Helsinki Horse Show´s events. What a great Combo!

In just a week Jone is competing in the junior European Championship in Gorla Minore, Italy, defending his victory. All the best to Jone and the great mare Eolita L!